What Is Addiction Transference?

Addiction Transference

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Addiction transference is the act of applying active or pre-existing addictive behaviors to another substance or compulsive behavior. Once developed, whether by cross-substance relapse or in addition to another substance or behavior, it’s doubly hazardous and potentially lethal to your health.

That’s why addiction transference can be as much of a struggle as the substance dependency you battle. It can also be even more difficult to kick. Thus, it’s all the more vital to keep your guard up throughout recovery and beyond. Here is all about addiction transference causes, dangers, and ways to combat it.

How Does Addiction Transference Occur?

Addiction transference occurs for different reasons for different people. That’s because everybody’s struggle with dependency is unique with different behaviors and impulses. Jaywalker understands and expects this to be the case. That’s why our mental health and drug recovery specialists take a purely individualized approach to each person’s substance or behavioral struggle. Bearing that in mind, here are the most common causes of addiction transference.


The sad truth about anybody with preexisting addictive behaviors is those habits can unintentionally transfer to new mental health or substance with ease. For example, addictions can inflict mental health issues beyond your control as a result of brain damage or neuronic function imbalances. Or you can develop an addiction to a new substance and transfer the same harmful underlying behaviors to another drug habit.

Regardless of what substances and addiction transference you battle, Jaywalker can teach you how to stabilize what substances destabilize. These approaches involve close guidance and monitoring from a team of professionals dedicated to your rehab and sobriety. Jaywalker recovery experts are waiting to be your extended family to show you the joys and opportunities for a better and brighter future together.

Preexisting Mental Disorders

Co-occurring mental conditions can transfer those symptoms and behaviors to a coexisting or successively acquired substance dependency. This behavioral transfer from mental disorders to substances often occurs as an attempt to cope with the preexisting condition. However, unbeknownst to many, it only deepens and exacerbates mental health problems and can even cause additional mental disorders. If you’re using substances in an attempt to cope with mental health struggles, reach out to an understanding therapist today. They’ll equip you with the proper coping methods to help you manage the symptoms of your underlying mental health struggle.

Improper Addiction Habit Replacement

This means you can kick one addiction only to replace it with a new unhealthy habit. This is how second-nature addictive behaviors transfer from one addiction to the next. This occurs because the initial addictive behavior was not properly replaced with a proactive healthy habit.

Learning the proper tools to effectively replace the former habit with positive routines is intricate to any successful recovery. That’s why Jaywalker has individually engineered sessions centered around finding you new hobbies you thoroughly enjoy. Learn how enjoyable your recovery can be by finally doing the things substance abuse has hindered for so long.

Natural Impulses Of The Addictive Personality

Part of forming an addiction means you form habits and behaviors that make up an addictive personality. These traits often resort to substances as a coping mechanism or primary method of unhealthy venting. In turn, these impulses can take on a new addiction without warning if the underlying habits have not been dealt with properly. A dedicated professional will help you drive away the natural instincts of the addictive persona.

Unforeseen Life Occurrences And Depression

Sometimes life throws you a curveball and it can be hard to react to these unforeseen life occurrences. This can lead to feelings of dread and hopelessness that can, in turn, urge you to resort to addictive behaviors. Jaywalker recovery specialists teach you how to handle the strains of these unforeseen circumstances. This is achieved through meticulous coaching sessions designed for your individual struggles. Talk to one of our standby representatives now to get the tools you need to thrive in sobriety.

Is Addiction Transference Common?

Addiction Transference

Rest assured, you are not alone in your struggle with addiction and its commonly transferable behaviors. Recent health surveys concluded that over 21 million individuals over the age of 11 suffer from addiction transference.

Though common, this transference of addiction habits is more dangerous than the initial addiction for many reasons. The most obvious of which is the fact that, at this stage, many people either give up on themselves or in finding treatment. This behavior is often because the individual doesn’t believe they can truly recover. You can regain the confidence you lost and learn just how achievable sobriety is by reaching out now.

How Can Jaywalker Help You Overcome Addiction?

Addiction Transference

Jaywalker is more than just a beautiful location. It’s a means to an end of your lifelong battle with addiction. You can finally gain control of the strongholds that have hindered you thanks to a highly-trained staff wholeheartedly devoted to your sobriety. Here are just a few ways Jaywalker can help you overcome your battles with addiction.

Proper Coping and Behavioral Teachings

Our compassionate team of therapists believes in giving you the independent capability of maintaining your sobriety. That’s why Jaywalker makes it a point to provide you with the proper tools and methods to thrive without substances. You’ll be equipped with scientifically-established methods on how to cope with stress and other variables.

All of these tools are intended to give you an independent understanding of how to prevent relapse. The goal of our caring team is to bring each substance battler to the point where you no longer need treatment. You can learn how to get there with the help of our staff.

Strong Family-Like Support

It takes a strong support group to overcome anything in life. This is no different in the case of addiction recovery and battles with transferable addictive habits. That’s why our family-oriented team can surround you with the friend and family support groups you need to conquer anything. Furthermore,  you’ll get the strong family-like support group you’ve always wanted with a down-to-earth team of caring therapists.

Attentive In-depth Care

The therapy experts at Jaywalker take the time to listen to your struggle and progress each step of the way.  The only way to get the most effective care for you comes by listening to your struggles, fears, and personal feelings in relation to your addiction. All of these factors are brought into account to accurately determine the best recovery path for your specific struggle.

No recovery path is the same. Therefore, we take it upon ourselves to meticulously assess your personal road to recovery. These personalized methods give you ownership of your recovery approach. Speak to a sympathetic receptionist now to learn more about our variety of attentive therapy options.

A Therapeutic Getaway From Your Struggles

Jaywalker’s natural environment provides beautiful scenery to get away from your addiction. Sometimes the greatest resolve for addictive habits that can lead to addiction transference is removing yourself from the environment where your addiction thrives. Most importantly, the therapy you receive in a relaxing environment can give you a new outlook on life. Let our splendorous getaway help you forever break away from your substance abuse struggles.

We Get To The Root Of The Problem

Our caring team gets to know you and the root cause of your battles and habitual behaviors. Unlike most recovery centers, we achieve this simply by listening in a way that most recovery centers don’t. This is compassionately by design. Getting to the root cause of your transference is the key to resolving both your transferred dependency or behavior and addictions altogether. We hear your struggles, concerns, and feelings to chart the most distinctively unique and effective recovery path.

Addiction transference and substance abuse don’t have to run your life. You can be taught to gain control of your thoughts, inhibitions, and cravings. Take ownership of your addictive behaviors and impulses by taking control of your recovery by reaching out to our family-like staff.

Relapse Prevention And Craving Suppression

Jaywalker has a firm focus on relapse prevention techniques and how to keep associated
cravings at bay. You’ll be surprised how easy relapse prevention can be once you have the proper training tools provided by our knowledgeable specialists. The first step toward achieving self-dependent freedom from your strongholds is reaching out to a caring representative today.

Jaywalker Is The Open Door To A Better Future

Jaywalker can show you the endless possibilities of sobriety. Amid the seemingly inescapable corridor of locked doors, our recovery specialists hold the keys to endless doors of sobriety possibilities.

You don’t have to feel helpless in your battle with addiction. Our compassionate team will be with you every step of the way and beyond to ensure a successful recovery. Let Jaywalker breathe new hope of opportunity into your recovery journey. We’re looking forward to having you join our extended family to help drive you toward a better and brighter future.

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Stefan Bate, MA, LAC, CCTP Chief Clinical Officer
Stefan Bate, BA, MA, LAC holds a Master's Degree in Applied Psychology from Regis University and is a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado. Stefan has wide-ranging experience in the field of addiction recovery including: working as a recovery coach, therapist, and program director.

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